I saw (500) Days of Summer on the tip that Zooey Deschanel (left) is our newest ‘It Girl.’ She’s a charmer– but if Zooey rises to one-name Farrah/Madonna/Britney heights of IT-dom, she’d better brace for bashing. It Girls have shorter shelf lives in this harsh Scandal-happy media culture. (‘Culture’ as in lo-fat yogurt: most It Girls last about as long).
True, Britney Spears’ behavior fueled the Britney-Bashing that accompanied her breakdowns and head-shavings (hauntingly, she claimed she was shaving her head so ‘no one will ever touch me again’). But can we totally blame a young woman who’s been, as she sings in Piece of Me, ‘Miss American Dream since I was seventeen”? Britney’s on the Rebound– or is she back to Backlash? I can’t keep up!
I only hope the new It Girls will wise up. Zooey D. seems down-to-earth and unafraid to show her smarts. So is the talented dynamic young actress (above, right) just cast to play the lead in Bravo Sierra’s short film CELEBRITIES IN DISGRACE. Take a look at PATRICE BUNCH (plus her clips / her Stanley Cuba ). Who is your own nominee for future It Girl? I’m betting on Zooey and Patrice and seeing in them a stronger savvier generation of, well, ‘It Women’.
PS: The eternal It Woman, Marge Simpson, joins the ranks of the racy & ‘disgraced’ by posing nude in Playboy. Thanks, Mark, for this news flash!
photos: Zooey D: woodchipped.wordpress.com; Patrice B.: actorsaccess.com